Big Ten is cancelling the fall football season.
Sources: Big Ten expected to vote to cancel football season; no games for Michigan, Michigan State in 2020
The Big Ten has canceled the college football season due to concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Michigan and MSU will not play this fall.
The Big Ten is expected to cancel the 2020 college football season in a historic move that stems from concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, multiple people with knowledge of the decision told the Free Press.
"It's done," one high-ranking Big Ten source said Monday afternoon.
Sources said the presidents were in agreement Sunday to end fall sports in the conference. Michigan and Michigan State — which both have physicians as presidents — were among the schools in favor of ending the fall seasons, sources said.
Multiple sources said early Monday morning that presidents voted 12-2 to end the season, though it not clear whether that vote was official. Dan Patrick said on his radio show that Iowa and Nebraska were the only two schools in favor or playing.
A Big Ten spokesman said Monday afternoon that no official vote had been taken place. According to The Lansing State Journal, Big Ten presidents were expected to meet again Monday at 6 p.m. to formally decide on playing football this fall.
Longtime sports personality Dan Patrick reported during his radio show Monday that the Big Ten has voted to not play college football this fall.